The FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES was just named the best bar reading series in Brooklyn by The L Magazine:
Tomorrow at 8, come celebrate 2 years of great lit in Brooklyn's newest creative hotbed -- Crown Heights! We'll have fiction, memoir, comedy and $4 pints on tap, along with anniversary cake.
The details are below. Hope you can make it!
BENJAMIN HALE (The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore)
JAMI ATTENBERG (The Melting Season, The Kept Man)
SUSAN SHAPIRO (Speed Shrinking, Overexposed)
OPHIRA EISENBERG (Comedy Central)
MOSHE SCHULMAN (WORDS, The Rumpus)
FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES -- Second Anniversary Bash
Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden
Monday, March 14, 8-10pm
618 St. Johns Place, between Franklin and Classon Avenues
Subway: 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Avenue
More about our authors:
BENJAMIN HALE is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. He received a University of Iowa Provost’s Fellowship to write The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, which also went on to win a Michener-Copernicus Award. He has been a night shift baker, a trompe l’oeil painter, a cartoonist, an illustrator, and a technical writer. He grew up in Colorado and now lives in New York.
JAMI ATTENBERG is the author of the short story collection Instant Love and the novels The Melting Season and The Kept Man. She has written about sex, technology, design, graphic novels, books, television, and urban life for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Nylon, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, Salon, Time Out NY, The Awl, and other publications. Her fiction has been published by Nerve, Five Chapters, Smokelong Quarterly, 3: AM Magazine, and Spork. Her work has been featured in several anthologies, including Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone, Love Is a Four-Letter Word: True Stories of Breakups, Bad Relationships, and Broken Hearts, and Rumpus Women: Volume 1. She also wrote Wicked: The Musical: A Pop-up Compendium. Her fourth book, The Middlesteins, will be published in 2012. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and blogs at http://www.whatever-whenever.net.
SUSAN SHAPIRO, a Manhattan journalism professor, has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Newsweek, The Nation, Salon.com, Daily Beast, The Forward, Village Voice, Time Out NY, People, Marie Claire, Glamour. Cosmopolitan, and other publications. She's editor of Food for the Soul, author of two comic novels, Overexposed and Speed Shrinking, as well as the nonfiction books Only as Good as Your Word, Lighting Up, Secrets of a Fix-Up Fanatic, the upcoming Unhooked, and Five Men Who Broke My Heart, optioned for a feature film. She lives with her husband, a TV/film writer, in Greenwich Village, where she teaches her popular "instant gratification takes too long" writing method at the New School, NYU, and in private workshops and seminars.
OPHIRA EISENBERG is an acclaimed comedian and storyteller. Selected as one of New York Magazine's Top 10 Comics that "Funny People Find Funny,” Ophira has appeared on Comedy Central, VH-1, Fox, E! Channel, the Oxygen Network, and the Discovery Channel. She regularly performs onstage at The Moth, Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, and The Liar Show. Ophira’s shows have been highly recommended by the New York Times, New York Post, and Time Out. Her writing has been featured in five anthologies, including I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics, Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled, and Heeb Magazine’s Sex, Drugs, and Gelfite Fish. She is also a regular contributor to US Weekly's Fashion Police, YourTango.com, Gawker.com, Msn.com, and The Comedians Magazine. Her acting credits include the award-winning independent film The Overlookers, Showtime's Queer As Folk, and CBS’s The Guardian.
MOSHE SCHULMAN is a writer living in New York City. His essays have been published in WORDS and at The Rumpus. Moshe has been a participant at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Tin House Writing Workshop, and was the recipient of a Waiter Scholarship in Nonfiction from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference in 2009. He is currently at work on a memoir about leaving the Ultra Orthodox Jewish community of Monsey, NY.